A Lyric Hammersmith, Munich Kammerspiele and TEATER NO99 productionthree_kingdoms

Written by: Simon Stephens

Directed by: Sebastian Nübling
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith

‘It’s not going to get dark tonight.’

The London premiere of a dark new thriller by Simon Stephens, set across three countries exploring human trafficking and the vice trade.

A woman’s severed head is washed up on the banks of the Thames in Hammersmith. Two British detectives set off on the trail of her murderers. While crossing borders and language barriers they enter a nightmarish world that will change one of them forever.

Simon Stephens was last at the Lyric with the award-winning Punk Rock and A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky.

‘Wonderful… A superb production.’
Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

‘A profoundly great evening.’
Die Welt (Germany)


Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Sebastian Nübling
Designed by Ene-Liis Semper
Music and Sound Design by Lars Wittershagen
Lighting by Stephan Mariani
Dramaturgy by Julia Lochte and Eero Epner
Estonian translation by Anu Lamp
German translation by Barbara Christ


Rasmus Kaljujarv, Risto Kuber, Lasse Myhr, Mirtel Pohla, Jaak Prints, Gert Raudsep, Ferdy Roberts, Steven Scharf, Rupert Simonian, Cigdem Teke, Nicolas Tennant, Tambet Tuisk, Sergo Vares.
Partners (funders, sponsors, co-commissioners)


A Lyric Hammersmith, Munich Kammerspiele and TEATER NO99 production